Tossing Salt Presents:
WWE Hell In A Cell
Thoughts & Predictions
September 13, 2018
Coming up on Sunday from San Antonio, Texas is the latest pay-per-view offering from the WWE, WWE Hell In A Cell. As per the usual, it’s a loaded and jacked card and looks strong with not one, but two Hell in A Cell matches, as well as the return of Mick Foley to the WWE. So without any further delays, and because I may not get another chance to do this before Florence shows up and takes away our electricity, let’s break out the crystal ball and do some fortune telling. It’s WWE Hell In A Cell, Thoughts and Predictions, Tossing Salt style. Let’s get to it and do it. And away we go…
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman: Hell in the Cell with Mick Foley as the special guest referee.
Has there ever been a Hell in a Cell match that I’ve had less desire to see then this one? Well, maybe the Hardy / Orton match coming up later on the same card, but it just seems that Roman and Strowman have been fighting forever and I just don’t care. Strowman is cashing in the Money In The Bank contract and getting his title shot. So much talk has been made of that no one can get involved because of the cage that you have to know that we’ll see plenty of people getting involved and I think Dolph, McIntyre, Ambrose and Rollins will all factor into the final decision in some manner. That’s what bugs me about having Foley as the “guest referee” since he can’t take any kind of bumps or beatings. How will his presence affect things? For some reason, I don’t think, after having him chase the title and Brock Lesnar for so long, that Roman will lose the Universal Championship this quickly, but I can’t see him beating Braun cleanly either. How about this? An effort by Drew and Dolph to help backfires and Roman takes advantage to pin Braun and remain his title. After Braun loses, Dolph and Drew turn on him and beat him down, thus we can move on to a Braun feud against his former partners and Roman can move on, along with the SHIELD to face other challengers. Works for me.
Winner and STILL WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe.
If we do get a major title change, this will be the one where it happens. Samoa Joe as the WWE Champion? It needs to happen and it won’t hurt AJ in the slightest to let his temper cause a mistake or two that Joe can capitalize on and take advantage of for the win. I think it will happen.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: Samoa Joe
Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton: Hell in A Cell
Why are these two fighting again? Does it even matter because I could honestly care less. This will probably be a good match and it’s inside the big cage so it has all of that going for it. Just like Roman and Braun, this feud seems like it’s been going on for years and it’s only been a month or so. Oh vey! It makes more sense to me for Randy to win so Jeff can be “broken” and maybe we’ll see the return of Brother Nero as a result. I know that the Broken thing is more of Matt’s thing than Jeff’s, but whatever. Look for an extra dramatic RKO from out of nowhere to factor in and take the match home for The Viper.
Winner: Randy Orton
WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss.
WWE will want their Raw Women’s Champion to look strong as they head to the Super Show and then on to Evolution so I don’t think there will be any kind of title switch anytime soon. Ronda is the baddest woman on the planet and come Sunday night, even a Godess won’t be enough to take her down.
Winner and STILL RAW Women’s Champion: Ronda Rousey
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose.
I’m still pissed that the former Champions, Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel, as well as The Revival, are not involved in this match and have been forgotten this quickly. I like Dolph and Drew though and think that they have a lot of potential and a lot to offer to RAW as the holders of the red & gold belts. The SHIELD don’t need to win the titles and can continue their roles as the protectors of Roman and his Universal title instead. I’ll expect a big brawl here and plenty of crazy action, but I think that when the smoke clears in the end, the champions will retain their titles and can then move on to more important things like turning on Braun and battling the B-Team and The Revival while defending their titles. No title switch here though.
Winners and STILL WWE RAW Tag Team Champions: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch.
I keep hearing rumors of a double-switch here with Charlotte moving into a heel role while Becky gets shifted back into fan favorite girl and if that’s true, I will fully agree with it. Charlotte is a Flair and should be winning by any means possible, the dirtiest player in the game. Becky is lashing out, but she is justified and has a legit argument, at least in her own mind. So look for a fantastic battle, but in the end, look for Charlotte to use the tights, the ropes and all sorts of shenanigans to cheat and retain the title. And the war continues with the roles switched. And there you go.
Winner and STILL WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse.
Miz and Maryse have pretty much dominated all the early encounters with the Total Bella Couple of the Year, Brie and Daniel Bella. And Miz won the last battle against Bryan too, so that means it’s time for the good guys to win one here. The weak link here is Maryse, having just given birth a mere 5 months ago (and they’ve certainly told us enough times like they’re trying to set up a point or so it seems). Brie’s wrestling since she’s been back sucks badly and it’s botchmania city whenever she gets into the ring. I hope that she doesn’t end up hurting Maryse by mistake. Anyhow, survey says, “One more for the good guys!”.
Winners: Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. Rusev & Aiden English
No offense to the New Day, but look at the calendar. Guess what Sunday is? It’s Rusev Day! Look for new champions as Lana, Rusev and English take home the gold and party hard, all night long. Happy Rusev Days to the new champions.
Winners and NEW Smackdown Tag Team Champions: Rusev & Aiden English w/ Lana
And there you go. Coming on Sunday night, WWE Hell in A Cell. So what about my predictions? Am I right or wrong? Who do you think will walk out of the show on Sunday night carrying gold or with their arms raised in victory? Let me know. Thoughts and comments are welcome. And until the next time, I’m down and gone for the night. Take care and I’ll see you at the matches.